I did it. It’s done. I have actually produced something that is of use to people. Yay!!

I told you last week about how Howard and I had to make our peace and it turns out that our new partnership is working well. I’m proud of how this has turned out, I’m super pleased with the content and how it’s presented, and I’m really happy that I managed to get it done. I’m going to bottle up all these feelings so I can dip into them later and remind myself how good it feels to get through the Dark Forest and how lush and green the Happy Playground is.

Anyway, on to the book!!

I actually launched How to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental on Friday. I grabbed myself a beer (of course!), checked that everything was working as it should, and set off to email friends, family, and colleagues to let them know that this book that they hardly knew I was writing was being released into the world.


Everyone has been so kind and generous in their well wishes and good thoughts. Thanks to all of you who took the time to send a kind word and those of you who shared the book link with your own friends and family. I really appreciate it!

Want to help out? I would love it if you would spread the word to your friends and family.

I think that many people don’t realize that using vacation rentals is possible, or they think it is stressful and overwhelming to search for and select an apartment or house that will work for them. I wrote How to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental for exactly that audience; to show that vacation rentals are easy to find and that the selection process is also easy as long as you create a criteria list and keep yourself from falling down the rabbit hole. Maybe your friend or family member also don’t realize what’s possible? Tell them about it!

Here are the Amazon links to the book for you to share on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus (is anyone on G+?) or where ever you like:

Canadian link: http://www.amazon.ca/How-Find-Perfect-Vacation-Rental-ebook/dp/B00HWEX3VK/

American link: http://www.amazon.com/How-Find-Perfect-Vacation-Rental-ebook/dp/B00HWEX3VK/

United Kingdom link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Find-Perfect-Vacation-Rental-ebook/dp/B00HWEX3VK/

Also, if you’ve read the book, it would help me out a ton if you would leave a review on the Amazon site. Reviews are super important on Amazon; they help people know if the book is worth buying and they help Amazon know whether to promote a book.

Below is a short summary of the book. Let me know if you have any questions, think there is something missing that I should have included, or just want to tell me how fabulous it is 🙂





In the last few years there has been a huge rise in the use of vacation rentals by travellers and yet I still meet people in my day to day life who have no idea that this is possible. They don’t know what is available, aren’t familiar with which vacation rental websites to use, and are overwhelmed by the searching and selection process.

In How To Find The Perfect Vacation Rental I explain what a vacation rental is and who they are best suited for. I honestly state what the benefits and drawbacks are and include a cost comparison case study to show the financial value of vacation rentals. The bulk of the book, though, is written to combat the feeling of overwhelm that people face when searching for a property. I break down the criteria selection process, compare vacation rental websites, compile a list of questions to ask, and walk the reader through the exact process we use to find and enjoy vacation rentals around the world.

Ready to get started? Click the ‘Buy Now’ button and let’s find your next home away from home.


Want to learn more? Keep reading!!

You’ll learn all that we know about renting short-term vacation rentals around the world.

You’ll discover the benefits of renting short term apartments, houses, cottages, or bungalows versus paying for regular hotel rooms and whether you are a good fit for this option.

You’ll be able to set up a list of criteria to use when looking for a property to save time, frustration, and hassle. You’ll know what you’re looking for before you start searching.

You’ll learn how to go about finding the perfect vacation rental, how to find rental websites, and how to use them so that the process isn’t completely overwhelming.

You’ll see a comparison of some of the top vacation rental sites out there and see which ones are recommended.

You’ll get answers to the questions and concerns you have so that you’ll feel comfortable and confident in the process and will be sure that you have found the perfect vacation rental for you.

And you’ll see the exact process we use to book vacation rentals ourselves. You can be sure that if this process works over and over for us that it will work for you too!

Chapters include:

  • What is a Vacation Rental?
  • Who Should, and Shouldn’t, use a Vacation Rental?
  • Benefits of Vacation Rentals
  • Drawbacks of Vacation Rentals
  • Cost Comparison Case Study
  • What Criteria Will You Use to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental?
  • How Having a Criteria List Revolutionized How We Travel
  • How to Find a Vacation Rental
  • Vacation Rental Websites
  • Which Website Should I Use?
  • Questions to Ask Before Booking
  • Pitfalls to Avoid
  • How Do We Go About It?
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Packing Tip: Bring Along a ‘Suitcase Pantry’
  • Travellers Answer Vacation Rental Questions
  • Owners Answer Vacation Rental Questions
  • Final Thoughts

Let’s get started; click the ’Buy Now’ button and let’s find your next home away from home.